It Calls On Me is the second solo album by Doug Tuttle. It follows on from his 2013 eponymous debut and his work with New Hampshire psych-rock outfit Mmoss, a band who shared members with Woods. On It Calls On Me, Tuttle leaves behind the anxious, unrequited love themes of his debut and concentrates on delivering some delicious, hazy psych-pop. Available as limited indies only coloured vinyl, standard vinyl and CD, on Trouble In Mind.
8/10 Clinton Staff review, 18 February 2016
Let's face it, despite his long Kurt Vile hair, former Mmoss man Doug Tuttle is a pop guy. Cascading opener 'A Place For You' suggests a mop top from the Elephant 6 collective with it's Apples in Stereo melodies and charming mid fi production. The guitars know how to sting and jangle especially on the title track which is blessed with lively percussion that even a lengthy guitar solo can't spoil. A masterclass in minimalist pop the song is economical but effective with a hazy West Coast glow.
Miss the Byrds? Then try 'Make Good Time'. Pretty positive McGuinn is on guitar here, and the vocals have that laid back late '60s feel where nothing matters apart from where the next joint comes from. No existential crises here. Just the thoughts of Oscar Bluth matched to late '60s chiming pop.
This is major league summer haze-pop full of heart wrenching chord changes and dreamy guitars. This is quite similar in places to 'With Light and With Love' by Woods especially 'Falling to Believe' which would have fitted onto that album no problem.
Fans of the Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Triptides, Neil Young take note. There's a new guy in town.
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